This is a discussion on Bankroll management within the online poker forums, in the General Poker section; You can manage the bankroll well, I used to manage it well, but lately I play outside my bankroll. What tips would you give to
You just have to make a careful analysis of tournaments before you enter them - do you think this is a good profitable tourney to enter? Can your bankroll handle the loss? etc. Just make an active thought process when regoing.
Just like you don't spend 90% of your salary in the first 3 days after getting it you should also not spend what you can't afford in poker. Financial discipline is financial discipline no matter if it is in life or poker. Of course there are moments when you want to spend money that you don't have but you should resist this will.
If you want to stay in the game and improve your play you have to take it slowly and easy. I think you have set a goal to achieve and pick up the variant that you're familar with(NLHE/PLO/..) then you divide your starting bankroll by 20 if you're playing cash games or 50 if you're playing SNGs/MTTs. Once you double or triple your starting bankroll you take it to the next level and so on.
I am very conservative, having built my BR from 0. Currently, I give myself $10 per day to spend on MTTs/ Cash games (my BR is $450). I keep a tally, usually, I don't use it all, but if I have played badly like today and use up my $10, I am on freerolls and any tickets I've saved. I might let myself play a couple of 20c games.
This stops small losing days from becoming big losing days.
You learn faster through mistakes. if you don't manage your bankroll, it will be faster to go up the limits, but there is more risk of losing everything. you can divide the initial deposit into many parts and play not according to the bankroll, according to the theory of probability, one case will be successful, this is certainly not correct, but this is poker!